Tuesday, January 1st


Hard to believe.

But then so much is.

Arvo Pärt (1935-), Fratres for violin, string orchestra, and percussion (1992); Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra (Sergej Krylov, soloist and conductor), live, Lithuania (Vilnius), 2018




reading table

New Year’s morning—
everything is in blossom!
I feel about average.

—Kobayashi Issa, 1763-1827 (translated from Japanese by Robert Hass)


The Future is exactly the same . . .

The Baffler, Jan.-Feb., 2019